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Hello, families! I am looking forward to my fourth year in 3rd grade because I really enjoy this age group. I am an Imagine parent too, my son is a sixth grader. I have a daughter who is a junior at Mead High School. I am originally from Ohio; however, I've lived in Colorado for so long that I feel like this is my home. I love to exercise, for example: walking, running, going to yoga, hiking, biking, dancing, playing golf, etc. As much as I like to move, I like to sit around and read, play board games and watch movies. In my class, we will learn, while we get our groove on. This year is going to be a lot of fun!
Units of Study
All homework is listed on the calendar. Just click on a date.
- Math: We will learn about geometry and money. We will continue to work on multiplication fluency.
- Ch. 18 Two Dimensional Shapes
- Ch. 10 Money
- Science: We will be studying ecology and read about John Muir. We will clean up a local park and make a recycling project.
- Social Studies: We will be studying the 13 Colonies. Students will identify and locate the 13 Colonies on a map and make a timeline of important dates and events from this time period.
- Writing: We will practice using subject pronouns, object pronouns, comparative and superlative adjectives, adverbs, prefixes, and suffixes in Grammar and Morphology. We will research nonfiction texts and create an informative report.
- Reading: We will explore nonfiction texts and practice summarizing, doing research, looking for main ideas, and asking questions of the text. We will incorporate curriculum vocabulary through word work during the Daily 5.
- Spelling: We will have new words every Monday and will have a test every Friday. EACH STUDENT WILL HAVE A NEW SPELLING EACH WEEK, PLEASE LOOK IN YOUR STUDENT'S PLANNER TO SEE WHICH ONES THAT THEY WILL NEED TO STUDY FOR THE TEST AT THE END OF THE WEEK!
- Core Knowledge/Virtues: We will read and analyze different poems like Jimmy Jet (What Your Third Grader Needs to Know, p. 12), by orally reciting it, and look at Eletelephony (p. 14). We will study the idiom, "Rule the Roost" and "The Show Must Go On" (p. 62). Our virtue of the month is gentleness and humility. We can apply this principle by treating others with kind words or a mild manner. We acknowledge that we are not perfect. We avoid the temptation to exaggerate our own abilities or underestimate the ability of others.
- Homework: Check the Google Calendar. Dr. Robert J. Marzano of the Learning Sciences Marzano Center, states that "...homework for younger children should help them develop good study habits, foster positive attitudes toward school, and communicate to students the idea that learning takes work at home as well as school."
Links and Resources
-Board Game Club is on Friday, April 7th, 14th, and 21st
-Learning Showcase: All students must come to this event on Tuesday, April 11th, from 6-7 pm. My class will dress-up as their explorers, and present their prop and their poster from 6:20-6:40 pm in Room 110.
-Pioneer Field Trip is on Thursday, April 27th
-No school Friday, April 28th